Human Rights & Democracy
The European Union views all human rights as universal, indivisible and interdependent. It actively promotes and defends them both within its borders and when engaging in relations with non-EU countries.
71 years later, the full implementation of the Declaration is still far from becoming a reality. Now, it is time for the youngest generations to pick up the baton.
On 9 December, the EU marks the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
A selection of the stories shared by the 142 EU Delegations to mark the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women
Today, the EU will light up its headquarters in Brussels to show its support for eradicating an alarming problem that is still too common. One in three women in Europe has experienced physical and/or sexual violence.
The EU-UNICEF global social media campaign on children's rights reaches its climax at the High-Level event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
Josep Borrell takes office as the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP).
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